Definition of coincidental
1 : resulting from a coincidence a coincidental resemblance
2 : occurring or existing at the same time coincidental deaths
Examples of coincidental in a Sentence
The fact that he and his boss went to the same college was purely coincidental.
the nearly coincidental deaths of Princess Diana and Mother Teresa
Recent Examples of coincidental from the Web
Though there are echoes of Trump, the parallels were purely coincidental.
We're also asked to believe that the candidate's remarks during his victory speech that evening were merely coincidental.
But the sound symbolism, plus the coincidental resemblance to emollient, suggests that someone has been softened up.
Tucker was recently promoted to Double A, while Martes, Paulino and Fisher, in coincidental cameos, are on the big league roster because of openings caused by injuries.
Richardson said that the timing might not be coincidental and that the regime may have a message for Rodman to convey to U.S. leaders.
Though the Internet is ablaze with talk about why Taylor Swift returned her entire catalog to Spotify just as Katy Perry dropped her new album Witness, sources tell Billboard the timing was coincidental – and not an attempt to steal Perry’s thunder.
OTTAWA — The timing was coincidental, but the meeting had a new urgency.
The resolutions have been in the works for months, and the timing of the votes and Trump's announcement on the Paris accords was coincidental.
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COINCIDENTAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of coincidental for English Language Learners
: happening because of a coincidence : not planned
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